Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Banana Cake


For the cake:
Vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray, for cake pan
1 tablespoon olive oil 1 ¾ cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups mashed banana (about 4 whole bananas)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
For the icing:
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
Yellow sprinkles, optional


For cake:
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Oil or spray a 9-inch springform cake pan and set aside. In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter with olive oil. Remove pan from heat.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and sugar. Mix well. Add sour cream and mashed banana, and whisk to combine. In a small bowl or pitcher, whisk together vanilla extract, eggs and salt. Add to saucepan and whisk until smooth. Pour into cake pan.
Bake until a cake tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Allow cake to cool on a rack for about 15 minutes, then remove springform and allow cake to cool completely before icing.
For icing:
In a medium saucepan, combine cream, chocolate and corn syrup. Place over low heat, stirring gently with a spatula to avoid creating air bubbles, until mixture is very smooth. Place cake on a stand or a plate and spread icing over it with spatula. Garnish immediately with yellow sprinkles, if using. Yield:One 9-inch cake, 10 to 12 servings.


Oh this is an amazing cake! You're not going to believe how moist this is. It was very easy to put together, that's a plus in my book. Especially since I had my granddaughters over night and still here for the day, then I had our family dinner to put together. This is very impressive, if you make this for company, they will adore it! This is very light, it doesn't look like it but it is. The banana and chocolate flavors are wonderful in this cake.


6.0 servings


Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 6:21pm


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